Woodblock prints produced in Japan from the 17th through the 19th centuries, depicting popular subjects such as beautiful women, actors, sumo wrestlers, travel scenes, flowers, birds, and erotica. Ukiyo-e literally means “pictures of the floating world” (the floating world was the name of the entertainment district in Edo–modern Tokyo). Pronunciation here. Web resource here.
Katsushika Hokusai. The Cushion Pine at Aoyama, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji. Woodblock print. Ca. 1830-31.